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PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
(225 ILCS 515/) Private Employment Agency Act.

225 ILCS 515/0.01

    (225 ILCS 515/0.01) (from Ch. 111, par. 900)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Private Employment Agency Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

225 ILCS 515/1

    (225 ILCS 515/1) (from Ch. 111, par. 901)
    Sec. 1. It shall be the duty of the Department of Labor and it shall have power, jurisdiction and authority to issue licenses to employment agencies or agents, and to refuse to issue licenses whenever, after due investigation, the Department of Labor finds that the character of the applicant makes him unfit to be an employment agent, or when the premises proposed to be used for conducting the business of an employment agency, is found, upon investigation, to be unfit for such use. Any such license granted by the Department of Labor may also be revoked or suspended by it upon due notice to the holder of said license and upon due cause shown and hearing thereon. Failure to comply with the duties, terms, rules, conditions or provisions required by any law of this State governing employment agencies, or with any lawful order of the Department of Labor, shall be deemed cause to revoke or suspend such license. The Department of Labor shall have power, jurisdiction and authority to fix and order such reasonable rules and regulations for the conduct of the business of employment agencies, as may be necessary to carry out the laws relating to employment agencies.
    The applicant shall furnish to the Department an affidavit stating that he has never been a party to any fraud, has no jail or prison record, belongs to no subversive societies, is of good moral character, has business integrity and is financially responsible.
    In determining moral character and qualification for licensing, the Department may take into consideration any criminal conviction of the applicant, but such a conviction shall not operate as a bar to licensing.
    No person shall open, keep or carry on any employment agency in the State of Illinois, unless such person shall procure a license therefor from the Department of Labor. Any person who shall open up, or conduct any such agency without first procuring such license or without paying any fees required by this Act, shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
    The application fee for such license shall be $250 annually for persons operating an agency with less than 3 employment counsellors; $350 annually for persons operating an agency with from 3 to 5 employment counsellors; $400 annually for persons operating an agency employing from 6 to 10 employment counsellors and $500 annually for persons operating an agency employing in excess of 10 employment counsellors. The application fee is nonrefundable.
    Every license shall contain the name of the person licensed, or if a corporation, the name of the chief officer, a designation of the city, street number of the building in which the licensee is authorized to carry on the employment agency, and the style or trade name under which such licensee is to conduct the employment agency. Such license shall not be valid to protect any person who operates any employment agency under any other name than is mentioned in the license. No license shall be valid to protect any place other than that designated in the license, unless notice in writing was given by a licensee to the Department of Labor that the licensee intends to commence conduct of an employment agency at another or at an additional location, which notice is accompanied by the requisite fee and bond, or unless any employment agency interviews on the premises of an employer client for employees for the employer client and notifies the Department thereof at least 48 hours prior thereto and the Department fails to raise an objection to the interviewing. No such agency shall be located in connection with any place where intoxicating liquors are sold.
    The application for such license shall be filed with the Department of Labor and the Department of Labor shall act upon such application before 60 days from the time of filing such application. The license shall run for one year from date of issue, and no longer, unless sooner revoked by the Department of Labor. Such application shall be posted in the office of the Department of Labor from date of filing thereof and until such time as such application is acted upon. Such application shall contain the name, address and telephone number of the person who desires to secure a license, and shall be signed by him. If the application is filed on behalf of a partnership, the application shall contain the date when the partnership was formed, and the names and addresses of all partners, and shall be signed by one of the partners. If the application is filed on behalf of a corporation, the application shall contain the date when the corporation was formed, the state of incorporation, and the names and addresses of all officers of the corporation, and shall be signed by the president and secretary of the corporation. The application shall state whether or not any person mentioned in the application was ever engaged in the business of conducting an employment agency, or was employed by an employment agency in this State or elsewhere and shall set forth the facts if any concerning such previous connection with the employment agency business. The application shall contain the name and address of the person who is to have the general management of the agency.
    Such application shall state whether or not any person mentioned in the application is pecuniarily interested in any other business and if so, the nature of such business and where it is carried on. Such applicant shall also state whether the person or persons mentioned in the application are the only persons pecuniarily interested in the business to be carried on under the license. Such application shall also contain such other information as the Department shall by regulation require. Such application shall be accompanied by such evidence of the applicant's business reputation for integrity and such evidence of the applicant's financial responsibility as the Department may by regulation require. Such application shall be accompanied by the affidavits of two persons of business or professional integrity, residing within the city or town wherein such applicant resides or intends to conduct his business, and such affiants shall state that they have known the applicant for a period of two years, that the applicant is a person of good moral character.
    Upon the filing of such application, the Department shall cause an investigation to be made as to the character and the business integrity and financial responsibility of the applicant and those mentioned in the application, and as to the fitness of the premises to be used. The application shall be rejected if the Department shall find that any of the persons named in the application is not of good moral character, business integrity and financial responsibility, if the premises are unfit or if there is any good and sufficient reason within the meaning and purpose of this Act for rejecting such application. Unless the application shall be rejected for one or more of the causes specified above, it shall be granted. A detailed report of such investigation and the action taken thereon shall be made in writing, signed by the investigator and become a part of the official records of the Department's office.
    When at the time of filing the application, the applicant or any person mentioned in the application is employed as an employment counsellor by a licensed employment agency in this State, the department shall notify the agency of this fact.
    Such license shall be renewed upon licensee furnishing the Department accompanied by the required application fee, a letter from a surety stating that a sufficient bond is in force and other documents necessary to complete the renewal. Failure to renew a license at its expiration date shall cause the license to lapse and may only be reinstated by a new application.
    No license shall be transferrable, but a licensee may at any time with the approval of the Department, make changes in the structure of the business entity operating the agency, but no licensee shall permit any person not mentioned in the original application for a license to become a partner if such agency is a partnership, or an officer of the corporation if such agency is a corporation, unless the written consent of the Department of Labor shall first be obtained. Such consent may be withheld for any reason for which an original application might have been rejected, if the person in question had been mentioned therein. No such change shall be permitted until the written consent of the surety or sureties on the bond required to be filed by Section 2 of this Act, to such change, be filed with the original bond. The Department shall be notified immediately of any change in the management of the agency so that at all times the identity of the person charged with the general management of the agency shall be known by the Department. Licensee may promote persons within its agency or change the titles and duties of existing agency personnel other than the General Manager without notice to the Department.
    Each applicant for a license shall file with the application a schedule of fees, charges and commissions, which he intends to charge and collect for his services, together with a copy of all forms and contracts to be used in the operation of the agency. Such schedule of fees, charges and commissions may thereafter be changed by filing with the Department of Labor an amended or supplemental schedule, showing such changes, at least 15 days before such change is to become effective. Any change in forms or contracts must be filed with the Department of Labor at least 15 days before such change is to become effective. Such schedule of fees to be charged shall be posted in a conspicuous place in each room of such agency where applicants are interviewed and such schedule of fees shall be printed in not less than 30 point bold faced-type. Agencies which deal exclusively with employer paid fees shall not be required to post said schedule of fees. The Department may by regulation require contracts to contain definitions of terms used in such contracts to eliminate ambiguity.
    It shall be unlawful for any employment agency to charge, collect or receive a greater compensation for any service performed by it than is specified in such schedule filed with the Department of Labor. It shall be unlawful for any employment agency to collect or attempt to collect any compensation for any service not specified in the schedule of fees filed with the department.
(Source: P.A. 85-1408; 86-1043.)

225 ILCS 515/2

    (225 ILCS 515/2) (from Ch. 111, par. 902)
    Sec. 2. The Department of Labor shall require such person to file with his application for a license a bond in due form, to the People of the State of Illinois, for the penal sum of $5,000 with one or more sureties, to be approved by said Department of Labor, and conditioned that the obligor will conform to and not violate any of the duties, terms, conditions, provisions or requirements of this Act. If any employer, employee or other person shall be aggrieved by the negligence or misconduct of any such licensee such person may maintain a civil action in his own name upon the bond of said employment agency, in the circuit court. Any remedies given by this section shall not be exclusive of nor bar any other civil action which a claimant has against such licensee, and in any civil action brought against an employment agency, in connection with providing employees for domestic service, for negligence the common law defenses of contributory negligence and assumption of the risk are abolished.
(Source: P.A. 81-581.)

225 ILCS 515/3

    (225 ILCS 515/3) (from Ch. 111, par. 903)
    Sec. 3. Records. It shall be the duty of every such licensed person to keep a complete record in the English language of all orders for employees which are received from prospective employers. Upon request of the Department, a licensee shall verify the date when the order was received, the name of the person recording the job order, the name and address of the employer seeking the services of an employee, the name of the person placing the order, the kind of employee requested, the qualifications required in the employee, the salary or wages to be paid if known, and the possible duration of the job. Prior to the placement of any job advertisement, an employment agency must have a current, bona fide job order, and must maintain a copy of both the advertisement and the job order in a register established specially for that purpose. The term "current, bona fide job order" shall be defined as a job order obtained by the employment agency within 30 days prior to the placement of the advertisement. A job order must be renewed after 45 days and must be annotated with the name of the representative of the prospective employer who authorized the renewal and the date on which the renewal was authorized.
    Such employment agency shall also keep a complete record in the English language of each applicant to whom employment is offered or promised and who is sent out by the agency to secure a job or interview. This record, which shall be called the Applicant's Record, shall contain the date when the applicant was sent out for the job or interview, the name of the applicant, the name and address of the person or firm to whom sent, the type of job offered and the wages or salary proposed to be paid if known.
    The agency shall also keep a record of all payments to it of any and all placement fees received and refunded. This record shall be called a Fee Transaction record. It shall contain the date of each transaction, the name of the person making the remittance, the amount paid, a designation indicating whether the amount paid is in full or on account, the receipt number and the date and the amount of any refund.
    Notwithstanding the provisions of this Act concerning the records required to be kept by employment agencies, the Director of Labor may by regulation permit teachers' agencies, medical agencies, nurses' registries, theatrical agencies, contract labor agencies, baby sitter agencies and such other agencies of a like nature who serve the needs of a specialized class of workers, to keep such records concerning job orders, listing of placed applicants, listing of available applicants and payments of fees by either the employer or the employee as the Department by regulation may approve.
    The aforesaid records shall be kept in the agency for one year and shall be open during office hours to inspection by the Department and its duly qualified agents. No such licensee, or his employee, shall knowingly make any false entry in such records.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

225 ILCS 515/4

    (225 ILCS 515/4) (from Ch. 111, par. 904)
    Sec. 4. It shall be unlawful for any person to act as an employment counsellor, or to advertise, or assume to act as an employment counsellor, without first obtaining a license as such employment counsellor, from the Department of Labor. It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in, operate or carry on the business of an employment agency unless each employee of such agency, who furnishes information to any person as to where employees or employment may be obtained or found, is a licensed employment counsellor. Where the license to conduct an employment agency is issued to a corporation and any officer of the corporation performs any function defined as those to be performed by an employment counsellor, he shall be considered an employee of the corporation and shall be required to secure a license as an employment counsellor.
    Every person who desires to obtain a license, as employment counsellor, shall apply therefor to the Department of Labor, in writing, upon application blanks prepared and furnished by the Department of Labor. Each applicant shall set out in said application blanks such information as the Department may require, and said applications shall be accompanied by a permit fee of $50 and the affidavits of two persons of business or professional integrity. Such affiants shall state that they have known the applicant for a period of two years and that the applicant is a person of good moral character.
    The Department shall issue to such person a temporary permit to act as an employment counsellor which permit shall be valid for 90 days pending examination of such person when:
    (a) the applicant is employed by an employment agency, and the application states the name and address of such employment agency; and
    (b) the applicant declares under oath his intention that he will complete the examination for the employment agency counsellor's license on a date scheduled for such examination by the Department of Labor within 60 days of the date of application.
    Commencing January 1, 1974 the Department shall not issue a license to act as an employment counsellor to any person not previously licensed as such employment counsellor on such date unless he has taken and successfully completed a written examination based upon this Act. The Department of Labor shall conduct such examination at such times and places as it shall determine, but not less than once each month. The examination shall test the applicant's knowledge of the employment agency law, pertinent labor laws and laws against discrimination in employment. Upon successful completion of the written examination and providing the requirements of this Section are met, the Department shall issue a license to act as an employment counsellor and no additional licensing fee shall be required.
    In the event of failure to appear for the examination as scheduled or if the applicant appears and fails to pass, such person shall pay a fee of $10 for rescheduling at a later date. No person may be rescheduled for examination more than twice in any calendar year except in the event that he has failed to appear for examination and such failure to appear was not willful but was the result of illness of the applicant or a member of his immediate family or of some other emergency.
    The Department of Labor may require such other proof as to the honesty, truthfulness and integrity of the applicant, as may be deemed necessary and desirable. If the applicant is shown to be honest, truthful and of known integrity, and has successfully completed the written examination required under this Section, the Department of Labor shall issue a license, which license shall set out the true name and address of the applicant, the name of the Employment agency by whom he is employed, and such additional information as the Department may prescribe. The license issued shall authorize the person named therein to act as an employment counsellor. Such license may be renewed at the end of each year by the payment of a renewal fee of $25.
    The applicant must furnish satisfactory proof to the Department that he has never been a party to any fraud, has no jail record, belongs to no subversive societies and is of good moral character and business integrity.
    In determining honesty, truthfulness, integrity, moral character and business integrity under this Section, the Department may take into consideration any felony conviction of the applicant, but such a conviction shall not operate as a bar to licensing.
    The license of the employment counsellor shall be mailed to the employment agency by which he is employed, and shall be kept in the office of such agency and produced for inspection by any agent of the Department of Labor, at any time during business hours.
    The Department of Labor, upon its own motion, or upon the filing of a verified complaint with the department, by any person, accompanied by such evidence, documentary or otherwise, as makes out a prima facie case that the licensee is unworthy to hold a license, shall notify the employment counsellor in writing that the question of his honesty, truthfulness, integrity, moral character, business integrity or felony conviction is to be reopened and determined, de novo. This notice shall be served by delivering a copy to the licensed person, or by mailing a copy to him, by registered mail, at his last known business address. Thereupon, the Department of Labor shall require further proof of the licensee's honesty, truthfulness, integrity, moral character and business integrity, and if the proof is not satisfactory to the Department of Labor, it shall revoke his license.
    If any employment counsellor is discharged or terminates his employment with the agency by which he is employed, such agency shall immediately deliver, or forward by mail, the employment counsellor's license, to the Department of Labor, together with the reasons for his discharge, if he was discharged. Failure to state that the employment counsellor was discharged will be conclusively presumed to indicate that he terminated his services voluntarily. Thereafter, it shall be unlawful for the employment counsellor to exercise any rights or privileges under such license, unless the Department of Labor transfers his license to another employment agency.
    Each employment counsellor shall notify the Department of Labor of any change in his residence address. Failure to give such notice shall automatically work a revocation of his license.
    The Department may refuse to issue or may suspend the license of any person who fails to file a return, or to pay the tax, penalty or interest shown in a filed return, or to pay any final assessment of tax, penalty or interest, as required by any tax Act administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of any such tax Act are satisfied.
    Any person who violates any provisions of this section or who testifies falsely as to any matter required by the provisions of this section or of this Act, is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)

225 ILCS 515/5

    (225 ILCS 515/5) (from Ch. 111, par. 905)
    Sec. 5. No such licensee shall charge a registration fee without having first obtained a permit to charge such registration fee from the Department of Labor. Any such licensee desiring to charge a registration fee shall make application in writing to the Department of Labor, and shall set out in the application the type of applicants from whom they intend to accept a registration fee, the amount of the fee to be charged, and shall furnish any other information on the subject that the Department of Labor may deem necessary to enable it to determine whether the agency's business methods and past record entitle the agency to a permit.
    It is the duty of the Department of Labor to make an investigation, upon receipt of the application, as to the truthfulness of the application and the necessity of the charge of a registration fee; and if it is shown that the agency's method of doing business is of such a nature that a permit to charge a registration fee is necessary, and that the agency's record has been reasonable and fair, then the Department of Labor shall grant a permit to such agency. Such permit shall remain in force until revoked for cause. No permit shall be granted until after 10 days from the date of filing of the application.
    When a permit is granted, such licensed person may charge a registration fee not to exceed $4. In all such cases a complete record of all such registration fees and references of applicants shall be kept on file, which record shall, during all business hours, be open for the inspection of the Department of Labor. It is the duty of such licensee to communicate in writing with at least 2 of the persons mentioned as reference by every applicant from whom a registration fee is accepted. Failure on the part of a licensee to make such investigation shall be deemed cause to revoke the permit to charge a registration fee. For such registration fee a receipt shall be given to the applicant for employees or employment, and shall state therein the name of such applicant, date and amount of payment, the character of position or employee applied for, and the name and address of such agency. If no position has been furnished by the licensed agency to the applicant, then the registration fee shall be returned to the applicant on demand after 30 days and within 6 months from the date of receipt thereof, less the amount that has been actually expended by the licensee in checking the references of the applicant, and an itemized account of such expenditures shall be presented to the applicant on request at the time of returning the unused portion of such registration fee.
    Any such permit granted by the Department of Labor may be revoked by it upon due notice to the holder of said permit and due cause shown and hearing thereon.
    No such licensee shall, as a condition to registering or obtaining employment for such applicant, require such applicant to subscribe to any publication or to any postal card service, or advertisement, or exact any other fees, compensation or reward, (except that in the case of applicants for positions paying salaries of $5,000 or more per annum, where the agency has secured from the Department of Labor a permit to furnish a letter service in accordance with regulations of the department governing the furnishing of such service, a special fee not to exceed $250, to be credited on the fee charged for any placement resulting from such letter service, may be charged for furnishing such letter service) other than the aforesaid registration fee and a further fee, called a placement fee, the amount of which shall be agreed upon between such applicant and such licensee to be payable at such time as may be agreed upon in writing. The employment agency shall furnish to each applicant a copy of any contract or any form he signs with the agency regarding the method of payment of the placement or employment service fee. Such contract or form shall contain the name and address of such agency, and such other information as the Department of Labor may deem proper. The contract or form or copy thereof furnished the applicant must state immediately above, below or close to the place provided for the signature of the applicant that he has received a copy of the contract or form and his signature shall acknowledge receipt thereof. The placement or employment service fee shall not be received by such licensee before the applicant has accepted a position tendered by the employer. A copy of each contract or other form to which the applicant becomes a party with the licensee shall be given to the applicant by the licensee at the time of executing such contract or document and on any such form on which the word acceptance appears, and such contract or other form shall have the definition of acceptance as defined by this Act printed in not less than 10 point type immediately following the word acceptance. In the event the position so tendered is not accepted by or given to such applicant, the licensee shall refund all fees paid other than the registration fee and special fee aforesaid, within 3 days of demand therefor. The fee charged for placing an applicant in domestic service shall be a single fee for each placement and shall be based upon the applicant's compensation or salary for a period not to exceed one year.
    No such licensee shall send out any applicant for employment unless the licensee has a bona fide job order for such employment and the job order is valid in accordance with the renewal requirements of Section 3 of this Act. If no position of the kind applied for was open at the place where the applicant was directed, then the licensee shall refund to such applicant on demand any sum paid or expended by the applicant for transportation in going to and returning from the place, and all fees paid by the applicant. However, in the event a substitute position is taken, the fee to be charged shall be computed on the salary agreed upon for such position.
    In addition to the receipt herein provided to be given for a registration fee, it shall be the duty of such licensee to give to every applicant for employment or employees from whom other fee, or fees shall be received, an additional receipt in which shall be stated the name of the applicant, the amount paid and the date of payment. All such receipts shall be in duplicate, numbered consecutively, shall contain the name and address of such agency, and such other information as the Department of Labor may deem proper. The duplicate receipt shall be kept on file in the agency for at least one year.
    Every such licensee shall give to every applicant, who is sent out for a job or for an interview with a prospective employer, a card or printed paper or letter of introduction which shall be called a "referral slip" containing the name of the applicant, the name and address of the employer to whom the applicant is sent for employment, the name and address of the agency, the name of the person referring the applicant, and the probable duration of the work, whether temporary or permanent. The referral slip shall contain a blank space in which the employment counsellor shall insert and specify in a prominent and legible manner whether the employment service fee is to be paid by the applicant or by the employer, or in the case of a split-fee, the percentage of the fee to be paid by the applicant and the percentage of the fee to be paid by the employer, or shall state whether the fee is to be negotiable between the employer and the employee. A duplicate of all such referral slips shall be kept on file in the agency for a period of one year. In the event that the applicant is referred to a job or to a prospective employer by telephone or telegraph, the referral slip shall be mailed to the applicant and to the prospective employer before the close of the business day on which the telephoned or telegraphed referral was given. No person shall be sent out for a job or to interview a prospective employer unless he has been personally interviewed by the agency or has corresponded with the agency with the purpose of securing employment.
    If the employer pays the fee, and the employee fails to remain in the position for a period of 30 days, such licensee shall refund to the employer all fees, less an amount equal to 25% of the total salary or wages paid such employee during the period of such employment, within 3 days after the licensed person has been notified of the employee's failure to remain in the employment, provided such 25% does not exceed the amount charged for a permanent position of like nature.
    If the employee pays the fee and is discharged at any time within 30 days for any reason other than intoxication, dishonesty, unexcused tardiness, unexcused absenteeism or insubordination, or otherwise fails to remain in the position for a period of 30 days, thru no fault of his own, such licensee shall refund to the employee all fees less an amount equal to 25% of the total salary or wages paid such employee during the period of such employment within 3 days of the time such licensee has been notified of the employee's failure to remain in the employment, provided the 25% does not exceed the charge for a permanent position of like nature. All refunds shall be in cash or negotiable check.
    If the employee has promised his prospective employer to report to work at a definite time and place and then fails to report to work, such circumstances shall be considered prima facie evidence that the employee has accepted the employment offered.
    Where a dispute concerning a fee exists, the department may conduct a hearing to determine all facts concerning the dispute and shall after such hearing make such recommendations concerning such dispute as shall be reasonable.
    Every such licensee shall post in a conspicuous place in the main room of the agency sections of this Act as required by the Department of Labor, to be supplied by the Department of Labor, and shall also post his license in the main room of the agency.
    Every such licensee shall furnish the Department of Labor, under rules to be prescribed by such Department, annual statements showing the number and character of placements made.
(Source: P.A. 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)

225 ILCS 515/5.1

    (225 ILCS 515/5.1) (from Ch. 111, par. 905.1)
    Sec. 5.1. Any employment agency which derives no placement fees from applicants may act with the same rights and powers as persons who are not an employment agency as defined in this Act:
    (a) with regard to contacting prospective and existing applicants; and
    (b) with respect to identifying themselves and advertising their services to the public but must state in the advertising that the employment agency is acting as the agency or representative of an employer.
    (c) any licensed employment agency which places an individual with an employer and accepts a fee for the placement and recontacts that individual for the purpose of replacing the individual with another employer shall be subject to a hearing by the Illinois Department of Labor which may result in the revocation of the employment agency's license.
(Source: P.A. 81-581.)

225 ILCS 515/6

    (225 ILCS 515/6) (from Ch. 111, par. 906)
    Sec. 6. No such licensee shall by himself or by his agent, or agents, solicit, persuade or induce any employee to leave any employment in which said licensee or his agent has placed said employee; nor shall any such licensee or any of his agents, solicit, persuade or induce any employer to discharge any employee; nor shall any such licensee or his agents divide, or offer to divide or share, directly or indirectly, any fee, charge or compensation received, or to be received, from any employee with any employer or person in any way connected with the business thereof. No licensee shall give or promise to give anything of value to any employer or applicant for employment if contingent upon the use of the services of his employment agency. Provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall prohibit any licensee from reasonable business entertainment expenses or distributing without charge items of reasonable value for promotional or advertisement purposes.
(Source: P.A. 82-465.)

225 ILCS 515/7

    (225 ILCS 515/7) (from Ch. 111, par. 907)
    Sec. 7.
    Whenever such licensee, or anyone acting for him, agrees to send one or more persons to work as contract or railroad laborers, outside the city in which such agency is located, the said licensee shall give to each of such laborers, in a language with which such laborers are familiar, a statement containing the following items: "Name and nature of the work to be performed," "wages offered," "destination of the person employed," "terms of transportation and probable duration of employment," and a duplicate of such statement shall be kept on file in the office of such licensee sending out such laborers.
    No such licensee or his agents shall send any applicant to any place where a strike, a lock-out or other labor trouble exists, without first notifying the applicant of such conditions, and shall, in addition thereto, enter a complete statement of such facts upon the referral slip given to such applicant.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1929.)

225 ILCS 515/8

    (225 ILCS 515/8) (from Ch. 111, par. 908)
    Sec. 8. Any such licensee conducting a theatrical employment agency, before making a theatrical engagement, except an emergency engagement, for an employee with any employer, for services in any such engagement, shall prepare and file in such agency a written statement signed and verified by the employment agent of such licensee, setting forth how long said employer has been engaged in the theatrical business. Every such statement shall be kept for the period of one year and shall set forth whether or not such employer, while financially interested in a theatrical business, has failed to pay salaries, or "left stranded" any company, group or employee during the two years preceding the date of application; and further, shall set forth the names of at least two persons as references. If such employer is a corporation, such statement shall set forth the names of the officers and directors thereof, the length of time such corporation, or any of its officers have been engaged in the theatrical business, and the amount of the paid up capital stock. If the employer conducts a cabaret or night-club, the agent shall include in such statement the name and address of the owner or owners, and whether they have failed to pay salaries to employees within the past two years. If any allegation in such written verified statement is made upon information or belief, the person verifying this statement shall set forth the sources of his information or belief. Such statement so on file shall be kept for the benefit of any employees whose services are sought by any such employers.
    Every such licensee conducting a theatrical employment agency who shall procure for or offer to an applicant a theatrical engagement, or any kind of employment as an entertainer, shall have executed in triplicate a contract containing the name and address of the applicant, the name and address of the employer and that of the employment agency acting for such employer, in employing or furnishing such applicant for employment, the character of the entertainment to be given, or services to be rendered, the number of performances to be given per day or per week, by whom the transportation, if any, is to be paid, and if it is to be paid by the applicant either the cost of the transportation between the places where said entertainment or services are to be given or rendered, or the average cost of such transportation. Said contract shall state from whom said applicant is to receive his or her salary, the amount of salary promised and the gross commissions or fees are to be paid by said applicant and to whom such gross commissions or fees to be paid. The original contract shall be given to the applicant for employment, the duplicate contract shall be given to the employer and the triplicate contract shall be kept on file in the office of the agency for a period of one year.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1929.)

225 ILCS 515/9.1

    (225 ILCS 515/9.1) (from Ch. 111, par. 909.1)
    Sec. 9.1. Every employment agency licensed under this Act which provides employees for domestic service shall require that all such employees receive an annual physical examination, which complies with the rules of the Department of Labor, to safeguard the health of employers and their families from communicable diseases.
(Source: P.A. 80-1370.)

225 ILCS 515/10

    (225 ILCS 515/10) (from Ch. 111, par. 910)
    Sec. 10. Licensee prohibitions. No licensee shall send or cause to be sent any female help or servants, inmate, or performer to enter any questionable place, or place of bad repute, house of ill-fame, or assignation house, or to any house or place of amusement kept for immoral purposes, or place resorted to for the purpose of prostitution or gambling house, the character of which licensee knows either actually or by reputation.
    No licensee shall permit questionable characters, prostitutes, gamblers, intoxicated persons, or procurers to frequent the agency.
    No licensee shall accept any application for employment made by or on behalf of any child, or shall place or assist in placing any such child in any employment whatever, in violation of the Child Labor Law. A violation of any provision of this Section shall be a Class A misdemeanor.
    No licensee shall publish or cause to be published any fraudulent or misleading notice or advertisement of its employment agencies by means of cards, circulars, or signs, or in newspapers or other publications; and all letterheads, receipts, and blanks shall contain the full name and address of the employment agency and licensee shall state in all notices and advertisements the fact that licensee is, or conducts, a private employment agency.
    No licensee shall print, publish, or paint on any sign or window, or insert in any newspaper or publication, a name similar to that of the Illinois Public Employment Office.
    No licensee shall print or stamp on any receipt or on any contract used by that agency any part of this Act, unless the entire Section from which that part is taken is printed or stamped thereon.
    All written communications sent out by any licensee, directly or indirectly, to any person or firm with regard to employees or employment shall contain therein definite information that such person is a private employment agency.
    No licensee or his or her employees shall knowingly give any false or misleading information, or make any false or misleading promise to any applicant who shall apply for employment or employees.
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98.)

225 ILCS 515/10.1

    (225 ILCS 515/10.1) (from Ch. 111, par. 911)
    Sec. 10.1. Farmworkers. The Department of Labor shall proscribe the recruitment by private employment agencies of farmworkers unless the private employment agency files a statement with the Department of Labor setting forth the terms and conditions, and the existence of any strike or other concerted stoppage, slowdown, or interruption of operations by employees of the prospective employer at the site of the proposed employment, directly relating to the employment offered to the farmworkers so recruited. A copy of the statement in English and the language in which the farmworker is fluent shall be given to each farmworker prior to recruitment by the private employment agencies so recruiting. The statement shall be made on a form provided to private employment agencies by the Job Service on request. As used in this Section and Section 10.2, "farmworker" means any person who moves seasonally from one place to another, within or without the State, for the purpose of obtaining employment relating to the planting, raising, or harvesting of any agricultural or horticultural commodities, or the handling, packing, or processing of those commodities on the farm where produced or at the place of first processing after leaving that farm.
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98.)

225 ILCS 515/10.2

    (225 ILCS 515/10.2) (from Ch. 111, par. 912)
    Sec. 10.2. Each employee recruited pursuant to Section 10.1 shall be provided by the employment agency with a written summary of the laws of the State of Illinois relevant to his employment. The summary shall be both in English and the language in which such employee is fluent. The summary shall include, but not be limited to, explanations of Illinois law regarding payments of wages, wage assignments, wage deduction orders and migrant labor camps.
(Source: P.A. 79-902.)

225 ILCS 515/10.3

    (225 ILCS 515/10.3) (from Ch. 111, par. 913)
    Sec. 10.3. Each employment agency shall transmit to the Attorney General of the State of Illinois and the appropriate State's Attorney allegations of violations of Sections 10.1 and 10.2. Any such violation shall be a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 79-902.)

225 ILCS 515/11

    (225 ILCS 515/11) (from Ch. 111, par. 914)
    Sec. 11. Definitions. When used in this Act, unless the context indicates otherwise:
    The term "employment agency" means any person engaged for gain or profit in the business of securing or attempting to secure employment for persons seeking employment or employees for employers. However, the term "employment agency" shall not include any person engaged in the business of consulting or recruiting, and who in the course of such business is compensated solely by any employer to identify, appraise, or recommend an individual or individuals who are at least 18 years of age or who hold a high school diploma for consideration for a position, provided that in no instance is the individual who is identified, appraised, or recommended for consideration for such position charged a fee directly or indirectly in connection with such identification, appraisal, or recommendation, or for preparation of any resume, or on account of any other personal service performed by the person engaged in the business of consulting or recruiting; but this exclusion is not applicable to theatrical employment agencies or domestic service employment agencies.
    The term "employer" means any person employing or seeking to employ any person for hire.
    The term "employee" means any person performing or seeking to perform work or services of any kind or character whatsoever for hire.
    The term "person" means any person, firm, association, partnership or corporation.
    The term "employment counsellor" means employees of any employment agency who interview, counsel, or advise applicants or employers or both on employment or allied problems, or who make or arrange contracts or contacts between employers and employees. The term "employment counsellor" includes employees who solicit orders for employees from prospective employers.
    The term "acceptance" means a mutual agreement, verbal or written, between employee and employer as to starting salary, position, time and place of employment.
    The term "applicant" means any person who uses the services of an employment agency to secure employment for himself.
    The term "department" means the Department of Labor.
    The term "Director" means the Director of the Department of Labor.
    The term "fee" means money or a promise to pay money. The term "fee" also means and includes the excess of money received by any such licensee over what he has paid for transportation, transfer of baggage, or lodging, for any applicant for employment. The term "fee" also means and includes the difference between the amount of money received by any person, who furnishes employees or performers for any entertainment, exhibition or performance, and the amount paid by the person receiving the amount of money to the employees or performers whom he hires to give such entertainment, exhibition or performance.
    The term "privilege" means and includes the furnishing of food, supplies, tools or shelter to contract laborers, commonly known as commissary privileges.
    The term "theatrical employment agency" means and includes the business of conducting an agency, bureau, office or any other place for the purpose of procuring or offering, promising or attempting to provide engagements for persons who want employment in the following occupations: circus, vaudeville, theatrical and other entertainment, or exhibitions, or performances, or of giving information as to where such engagements may be procured or provided, whether such business is conducted in a building, on the street, or elsewhere.
    The term "theatrical engagement" means and includes any engagement or employment of a person as an actor, performer, or entertainer, in a circus, vaudeville, theatrical or any other entertainment, exhibition or performance.
    The term "emergency engagement" means and includes any engagement that is to be performed within 24 hours of the time such application was made by an employer.
    The term "domestic service" means household work in the home of the employer and includes, but is not limited to, work as a maid, cook, butler, gardener, chauffeur, housekeeper or babysitter.
(Source: P.A. 89-295, eff. 8-11-95.)

225 ILCS 515/12

    (225 ILCS 515/12) (from Ch. 111, par. 915)
    Sec. 12. The enforcement of this Act shall be entrusted to the Department of Labor, which shall appoint such inspectors and officers as it may deem necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act. The Director of Labor or his designated representative shall have the power and authority to conduct hearings in accordance with "The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act", as now or hereafter amended, upon complaint by an authorized officer of the Department of Labor or any interested person of a violation of the Act or the rules and regulations of the Department of Labor. The Director of Labor or his duly qualified assistants shall have the power to issue subpoenas requiring the attendance of witnesses and the production of books and papers pertinent to such hearing, and to administer oaths to such witnesses. If any witness refuses to obey a subpoena issued hereunder, the Director of Labor may petition the circuit court of the county in which the hearing is held for an order requiring the witness to attend and testify or produce documentary evidence. The circuit court shall hear the petition and if it appears that the witness should testify or should produce documentary evidence, it may enter an order requiring the witness to obey the subpoena. The court may compel obedience by attachment proceedings as for contempt of court. A calendar of all such hearings shall be kept by the Department of Labor, and shall be posted in a conspicuous place in its public office for at least one day before the date of such hearing. The result of such hearing shall be rendered within 30 days from the time the matter is finally submitted. The Director of Labor may issue and cause to be served on any party to a formal hearing if supported by the evidence an order to cease and desist from violation of the Act, take such further affirmative or other action as deemed reasonable to eliminate the effect of the violation, refuse to issue and may revoke or suspend any license for any good cause shown within the meaning and purpose of this Act. When it is shown to the satisfaction of the Director of Labor that any person is guilty of any immoral, fraudulent or illegal conduct in connection with the conduct of the business, it shall be the duty of the Director of Labor to revoke or suspend the license of such person, but notice of such charges shall be presented and reasonable opportunity shall be given the licensee to defend himself in the manner and form heretofore provided in this Section of the Act. Whenever the Director of Labor shall issue an order after hearing as provided in this Section, refuse to issue, or revoke the license of any such employment agency or employment counsellor, the determination shall be reviewable under and in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Review Law. The Department shall certify the record of its proceedings if the party commencing the proceedings shall pay to it the cost of preparing and certifying such records, including the recording and transcribing of all testimony introduced in the proceedings. If payment for such costs is not made by the party commencing the proceedings for review within 10 days after notice from the Department of the cost of preparing and certifying the record, the court in which the proceeding is pending, on motion of the Director, shall dismiss the complaint. Whenever, for any cause such license is revoked, the revocation shall not take effect until 7 days after such revocation is officially announced; and such revocation shall be considered good cause for refusing to issue another license to the person or his representative, or to any person with whom he is to be associated in the business of furnishing employment or employees. Whenever it appears that any employment agency has violated a valid order of the Director of Labor issued under this Act, the Director may commence an action and obtain from the court an order upon the employment agency commanding the employment agency to obey the order of the Director or be adjudged guilty of contempt of court and punished accordingly. Any person who violates any provisions of this Act, except as provided in Sections 1, 4 and 10, commits a business offense, and shall be fined up to $1000. The Department of Labor or its duly authorized agents may institute criminal proceedings for its enforcement in the circuit court.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

225 ILCS 515/12.1

    (225 ILCS 515/12.1) (from Ch. 111, par. 915.1)
    Sec. 12.1. The Department may refuse to issue or renew, or may suspend, the license of any person who fails to file a return, or to pay the tax, penalty or interest shown in a filed return, or to pay any final assessment of tax, penalty or interest, as required by any tax Act administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of any such tax Act are satisfied.
(Source: P.A. 87-205.)

225 ILCS 515/13

    (225 ILCS 515/13) (from Ch. 111, par. 916)
    Sec. 13. Every officer and employee of the Department of Labor shall have full power to execute and serve all warrants and processes of law issued by any court having jurisdiction under the law relating to employment agencies in the same manner as any police officer, may serve and execute such processes, or may arrest on view and without warrant any unlicensed person detected by them actually violating any of the provisions of this Act, and may take such person so offending before any court having jurisdiction of the offense and make proper complaint before such court, which court shall proceed with the case in the manner and form provided by law.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3860.)

225 ILCS 515/14

    (225 ILCS 515/14) (from Ch. 111, par. 917)
    Sec. 14. Should one or more of the provisions of this Act be held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect any of the valid provisions hereof.
(Source: Laws 1935, p. 827.)

225 ILCS 515/15

    (225 ILCS 515/15) (from Ch. 111, par. 918)
    Sec. 15. An Act relating to private employment agencies and to repeal parts of a certain Act relating thereto approved June 15, 1909, as amended, is repealed.
(Source: Laws 1935, p. 827.)